Professor Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. He received a BA from Yale University in 1970 and a DPhil from Oxford University in 1974 and has taught at the Lebanese University, the American University of Beirut and the University of Chicago. He was President of the Middle East Studies Association and is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies.
Professor Khalidi’s books include Brokers of Deceit: How the US Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013); Sowing Crisis: American Dominance and the Cold War in the Middle East (2009); The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (2006); Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East (2004); Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (1997; 2nd ed. 2010); Under Siege: PLO Decision-making during the 1982 War (1986; 2nd ed. 2014); and British Policy towards Syria and Palestine, 1906-1914 (1980). He has published over 100 academic articles.